Sunshine and shade – Natural shade from trees works best because they ventilate quickly, but be mindful of low hanging branches, as they can be a fire hazard. Try and place your BBQ in a position where shade covers it for most of the day. Setting up a grill in the shade is one thing but keeping it there is another.
How far away should a BBQ be from the house?
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and many builders recommend placing your grill at least 10 feet away from any structure, including overhangs that are flammable, such as awnings. A less conservative recommendation is at least 3 feet away from a house, usually given by manufacturers.
Can I put BBQ on grass?
Can you use a grill in the grass? No, never use your grill in the grass. Instead look for a flat, stable, and firm surface with no obstructions. That way, the unit will not present any safety challenges to the user.
Can you BBQ under a tree?
Even if you’re not grilling underneath an overhang, tree branches, or a structure, make sure not to grill too near anything else, either. The heat radiating off grills can easily melt vinyl siding, stain bricks, scorch shingles, or even ignite certain building materials.
Can I have barbecue in my garden?
If you’re having a BBQ in your garden or on your private property, there aren’t any laws preventing you from doing so when you please. However, the nuisance it can cause to neighbours, often from the smoke, can breach regulations in some circumstances.
Can BBQ be left outside?
Leaving your barbecue outside will of course expose it to the harsh winter elements, wind, rain, freezing temperatures and snow. This should be avoided by ideally bringing your barbecue indoors for storage, a garage or shed is ideal. If this is not possible at least buy a substantial protective cover for it.
Can you put a grill next to the house?
Grills must be 10 feet from the side of a building unless the manufacturer’s instructions say it can be closer. Make sure grills are not underneath overhanging branches. Grills cannot be used on a porch, balcony or deck with a roof, overhang or wall (other than the exterior of the building).
Can you put a BBQ under a pergola?
A grill can be placed under a pergola as long as there is an adequate flow of air and the hot air has room to cool. Grill manufacturers generally recommend having a 3-foot buffer from the grill to other objects.
How far should grill be from deck railing?
Not Giving the Grill Enough Space – Your grill—whether it’s charcoal or gas—should be at least 10 feet away from deck railings and any structures, like your home, garage or sheds.
Can you BBQ under a canopy?
Damage from the Grease – Overall, we highly discourage operating any flame under a canopy tent. You can hurt yourself and damage your equipment. If you do decide to cook under a canopy tent, choose an area that is far enough away from any surroundings that if the whole shelter caught fire, the flame wouldn’t spread.
How do you protect a wall from BBQ heat?
How to prevent melting your siding – DIY grilling station with Airstone
How can I protect my house from grill?
Invest in a Drywall – For your temporary shield, siding repair pros recommend purchasing a 4”x8” panel of fireproof-rated drywall. Lean it securely against the side of your home between it and the gas grill. Keep the bottom part of the panel at least two feet from the siding to prevent it from falling.